|Region||Originally Castellán , now worldwide|
|Native speakers||200–300 million (as of 2007)|
|Early forms||Old Castellanese|
|Writing system||Romantian script|
|Signed forms||Signed Castellanese|
|Official language in|
|Regulated by||Commonwealth of Castilophone Countries|
The Castellanese language (also called "Castilian" in Ingerish, called natively castellanés or casteñol) is an Uletarephian/Romantish language, that originated in Castellán and today used in wide distribution in the world due to the historic colonial activities of the Castellanese people. Because of its vast geographical distribution includes great variety of dialects.
Castellanese evolved from several dialects of Romantian in Castellán, through the mass expuslions during Purgatio Nortia or the Notion Clearances. It was first documented in central-northern of Castellán in the 12th century in the Kingdom of Taredo.
From its beginnings, Castellanese vocabulary was influenced by its contact with Itzkera, as well as by neighboring Uletarephian languages, and later it absorbed many Mazanic words during the Mazanic people presence in Castellán. It also adopted words from other languages like Catanese, Franquese, Florescentian and Darcodian. With the expansion was influenced by Central Oceanic/Asanic languages like Aloran or Gobrassian, as well as from Indigenous languages like Mayanese or Narg.
Castellanese evolved from several dialects of Romantian in the Kingdom of Taredo, through the mass expuslions during Purgatio Nortia or the Notion Clearances. Previously, several pre-Romantian languages (also called Mojacanian languages)—unrelated to Romantian. These languages included Itzkera (still spoken today), Doiranese, Suebician and Bandalic. Traces of Itzkera especially can be found in the Castellanese vocabulary today.
The first documents, the Glosas Aurelianas, to record what is today regarded as the precursor of modern Castellanese are from the 12th century. Throughout the Middle Era and into the modern era, the most important influences on the Castellanese lexicon came from neighboring Romantish languages-Astur, Auvernese, Catanese,Galecian, Garonese, Satro-Romance, Franquese, Florescentian and Darcodian. Castellanese also borrowed a considerable number of words from Itzkera and Mazanic. In addition, many more words were borrowed from Romantian through the influence of written language and the liturgical language of the Church.
Currently there are upwards of 374 million speakers (subject to revision), worldwide. The following table shows distribution.
|Country||Number of speakers||Notes|
|Latina||100,000,000||roundabout, official language with some special influences of frenkisk, italisk and zylandian|
|Adaria||15,000,000||Official in the state of Catelia|
|Meilan||1,848,500||Largest ethnic language spoken in the country. It is an official language in the city of Lunneilu and autonomous prefectures of Mudi and Nanling.|
|Egani||1,220,000||Third most commonly spoken language in the country.|
|West Commonia||60,000||Mostly settled on West Island|
|Antharia||25,000||Mostly in Bărădin, the capital city of Antharia|
|Naajaland||19,732||One of the minority languages of Naajaland, mostly spoken by people who moved from Esteli and their ancestors|
|Artenia||ca. 18,700||Currently has no status in Artenia. Usually learned in schooling or brought from the country of language origin.|
|Mahhal||16,000||Mostly Tarraseans studying or conducting business|
|Commonia||unknown||Probably a substantial number but government records are poor|
|This list is incomplete. It will be expanded in the future.|